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by holsgrove breaks a leg
18 Aug 2018 18:44
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by Notlob is Bolton backwards
Replies: 94
Views: 5997

Re: MATCHWATCH : Bolton Wanderers (h) sponsored by Notlob is Bolton backwards

What a dogs dinner of a team we are. The curse of injuries over the past few seasons haven't helped but this squad just doesn't look like they enjoy playing together let alone are able to do so. Granted its very early on in the season,but the lethargic performances and lack of killer instinct remain...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
10 Jul 2018 19:51
Forum: The Team
Topic: Thanks Yann and goodbye.
Replies: 29
Views: 3437

Re: Thanks Yann and goodbye.

Can only assume with this announcement and Smith looking likely to join Oxford on loan any day that we must be close to another striker coming in. Bod, McNulty and Loader isn't enough options to play up top. Not holding my breath that anyone of any note will come in. If there is anyone at all it'll...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
01 Jul 2018 12:23
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Lamine Kone
Replies: 10
Views: 2926

Re: Rumour - Lamine Kone

Ohh great another sizeable loan fee for the season on another player who probably can’t be arsed to play for us and won’t be made permanent, meanwhile a potential black hole from the sale of Moore goes to alleviating the high wages/signing on fees paid towards the likes of aluko or the madness of co...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
25 Jun 2018 16:59
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Curtis Tilt
Replies: 15
Views: 4693

Re: Rumour - Curtis Tilt

26 yr old playing for a meh Blackpool in his first year of professional football, no thanks
by holsgrove breaks a leg
04 Jun 2018 13:25
Forum: The Team
Topic: Strikers.
Replies: 97
Views: 19767

Re: Strikers.

Would certainly fit in with our injury list X11
by holsgrove breaks a leg
29 Apr 2018 10:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: Results required for us to stay up in the final day
Replies: 61
Views: 6214

Re: Results required for us to stay up in the final day

All I can say is thank god mannone saved that pen in injury time v qpr otherwise I would be far less convinced about our chances next week...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
28 Apr 2018 20:02
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from the ****
Replies: 203
Views: 20634

Re: Back from the ****

Back from the horror show indeed. Just simmering with anger with the ineptitude and lack of application in a game of relative high stakes and the annual thank you over the course of a long slog. It was a nailed on 0 0 and yet unforgivable errors and a continuing lack of fitness brought about a 20 mi...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
03 Apr 2018 21:08
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by a night out in the Midlands
Replies: 193
Views: 10348

Re: MATCHWATCH : Aston Villa (a) sponsored by a night out in the Midlands

Dangerous Dave my arse :lol:
by holsgrove breaks a leg
17 Mar 2018 17:06
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (a) sponsored by Delia Smith's cookery course
Replies: 213
Views: 9690

Re: MATCHWATCH : Norwich City (a) sponsored by Delia Smith's cookery course

Maybe we should put forward no13 as our player of the season for having to put up with a squad of no hopers.
by holsgrove breaks a leg
13 Mar 2018 23:43
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung
Replies: 285
Views: 17571

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung

Reasons we are where we are: 1 no transfer policy or forward plans laid out by new owners 2 general hide and seek and mismanagement from new owners culminating in the this still have a controlling interest 3 pre season shambles, late arranged games in Holland and stam showing no signs of developing ...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
13 Mar 2018 22:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung
Replies: 285
Views: 17571

Re: MATCHWATCH : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) sponsored by Sammy Chung

Any manager worth their salt wouldn't touch reading with a bargepole in our current state. Just shows how the mess of ownership has wiped away any real progression, we are a club wandering into trouble.
by holsgrove breaks a leg
21 Feb 2018 11:48
Forum: The Team
Topic: Relegation Watch
Replies: 631
Views: 52850

Re: Relegation Watch

Never been too fussed on whether a passionate or passionless support Base means success or failure on the pitch. It has an edge, particularly at home but nothing that is evident ally obvious. For example I don't remember our support in the last few seasons (clarke/mcdermott ) being spectacular but t...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
04 Feb 2018 19:39
Forum: The Team
Topic: Boycott
Replies: 188
Views: 16997

Re: Boycott

Or how about a ‘silent’(stam isn’t listening enough nor trying)day where participants don’t show any audible support for the entire game..
by holsgrove breaks a leg
24 Jan 2018 10:47
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread
Replies: 69
Views: 4810

Re: The Chris Gunter appreciation thread

Model pro which cannot be ignored .however file under a reading player with close to 300 appearances and in hindsight what did he bring to the team in terms of defensive ability and any noted successes? I would say Andy Griffin played a bigger role in his shorter time here, our results picked up upo...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
10 Jan 2018 15:42
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Sam McQueen
Replies: 20
Views: 2182

Re: Rumour - Sam McQueen

Why is anyone against this? A young, decent LB on loan is exactly what we need. He was trusted enough last season to play in 13 premier league games.. Tyler (god knows how) managed nearly a dozen for Man Utd-who knows anymore. I would agree with other posters about anyone new coming in playing in t...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
23 Dec 2017 17:22
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Burton Albion (h) sponsored by still waiting for a Saturday home win
Replies: 94
Views: 7232

Re: MATCHWATCH : Burton Albion (h) sponsored by still waiting for a Saturday home win

Our inability to keep clean sheets is pathetic- we are supposed to have an experienced back line in Gunter and mcshane and a star player in Moore-what the hell is going on with how we set them up. Stam can’t expect generous bahaviour from fans when our defending from the back and inability to keep c...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
28 Oct 2017 18:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Middlesbrough
Replies: 154
Views: 15693

Re: BFTG - Middlesbrough

The failure in pre season not to adapt his football philosophy is costing Stam. A rigid ‘way’ of playing but with different formations and players-how on earth is that ever going to create consistency?! The summer transfer purchases have been desperately underwhelming/unrequired. Chock full of midfi...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
23 Oct 2017 09:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: In or Out?
Replies: 503
Views: 47584

Re: In or Out?

I’d have mark mcghee’s passing style of football over stams project any day of the week. McGhee got us switching play from one side to the other(Darius at the back in particular and completely different to short ineffective tappy passes) and with precision and pace which caused opposition players to...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
01 Oct 2017 11:11
Forum: The Team
Topic: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now
Replies: 45
Views: 6014

Re: Stam's comments - only a matter of time now

Isn't the obvious comment that Reading's strategy is dependent on having a decent forward on the pitch - i.e. Yann Kermogant. Any club that wants to be successfull needs to have a decent striker on the pitch. It has to be the strategy of every club in football. You can complain about why someone el...
by holsgrove breaks a leg
01 Oct 2017 10:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Back from booing at my tv screen
Replies: 90
Views: 12672

Re: Back from booing at my tv screen

The last three games are representative of where the wheels are starting to fall off. No settled side(ok you can argue injuries play a part but stam has not stuck to team when possible), alternative tactics,slow build up,front three issue,lack of concentration at key moments and now only one clean s...
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